Chapter 2: The Drive
As a newly and fully unprepared father starting a new company, the drive to help children was my cornerstone. No matter what, I couldn't let Yuki or other children in need down. I had no idea how important that drive would become.
That drive is critical as the journey is ever changing and unpredictable even before a pandemic! My previous career consisted of me leading a talented team of up to 10 functional professionals. Now it was just me...in my basement.
That drive was anchored when I was at a University of Iowa football game. Unbeknownst to me, at the end of 1st quarter, the entire stadium turned and waved to the Children's hospital that overlooks the field. As I faced countless children battling cancer staring back at me with big smiles it all clicked. It's all about the children.
I got back to my hotel that night and wrote my wife a long text message about that experience and that whatever entrepreneurial trail I blaze it was towards to helping children in need.